Rotork has supplied 1,250 valve actuators to a Swedish manufacturer.
The pneumatic actuators and digital smart positioners have been ordered by battery manufacturer Northvolt, which specialise in the production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
Northvolt is working to create the “world’s greenest battery” and Rotork’s products will play a key role in their development.
Northvolt Ett is a factory in Skellefteå, in northern Sweden, that is due to begin production in 2022.
It will be Northvolt’s primary site for manufacturing, cell assembly and recycling. It will be powered entirely by clean energy, as part of their overall commitment to sustainability.
It is anticipated that the total number of actuators supplied by Rotork will top 1,400. The actuators will be operating valves on the battery production line. RC200 units are compact pneumatic actuators. They are available in both double-acting and spring-return configurations (both have been ordered for the Northvolt project), providing high start and end torque output.
Additionally, 50 of Rotork’s YT-3700 digital smart positioners have been ordered for the water and heating systems of the state-of-the-art building.
Northvolt chose the RC200 actuators in part because they are manufactured at Rotork’s site in Sweden.
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